6-14 October 2017

Announcing the ADW Urban Park Design Competition

By Amman Design Week
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Amman Design Week (ADW) announces a competition to redesign a local park, organized in partnership with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). Under Amman Design Week’s initiative to address local urban issues through design, the park design competition invites architectural and landscape designers to submit proposals for the transformation of a public park into a functional recreational space.

The public park that has been selected – the Samir Al Rifai Park – is located on Prince Mohammed Street, next to the Samir Al Rifai School. The public park is 1 dunam in size, located on the side of the hill going up to Jabal Al Lweibdeh, and is easily accessible from the east and west of Amman.

Continuing on the recent development of the 7Hills Skatepark led by Mohammed Zakaria at the Samir Al Rifai Park, ADW is partnering with Zakaria and GAM to run a competition to propose ideas to continue the work on remaining areas of the park. Designers residing in Jordan are encouraged to submit their research and ideas on how the park can be extended to include further facilities and play areas that promote a growing sense of community and an active lifestyle. The main challenge of the competition is to transform a public space into an engaging social area taking into consideration the needs of the surrounding community.

A jury of architects and city representatives will select one winner who will be awarded an honorarium. The winning design will be presented during Amman Design Week 2017.

Click here to apply to the competition.

Click here to download the application package.